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  1. Ayn Rand was a poor excuse for an Objectivist. Smoking is anti-reason and anti-life.
  2. I thought you were talking about smoking.
  3. That's rationalisation. Rationalisation is the misuse of the faculty of reason as a tool of deception instead of a tool of knowledge. Health is a rational value.
  4. But that's quackery. The scientific way is to stop symptoms with poisons drugs.
  5. You could have taken drugs to stop all those symptoms.
  6. This book is not about morality. It is about health effects of tobacco. The title is 'The Use and Abuse of Tobacco'. In the book tobacco has only 1 use, insecticide or insect repellent. It does nothing good for health according to the book. The reason why I posted this book is not merely to point out that it exists but also for you to read it and consider the evidence in the book. I thought this would be understood without being said.
  7. A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other end.
  8. It is often said the health effects of smoking were not known in Ayn Rand's time. Here is a book published before Ayn Rand was born. http://medicolegal.tripod.com/lizars1859.htm The Use and Abuse of Tobacco by John Lizars, M.D. (Edinburgh: 1856, 1857, 1859, reprinted, Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co, 1883)
  9. World chess champion Magnus Carlsen will put his title on the line against challenger Fabiano Caruana in London, November 9-28. The match will be commented by neural net Leela Chess Zero. Leela will be running on super-powerful hardware and will be expected to perform at about elo 3500, which is over 650 rating points stronger than the strongest human. http://www.chessdom.com/world-chess-championship-2018-live-with-a-neural-network/ Carlsen will be severely tested in this match, judging by elo ratings in the link below. Carlsen 2839.0, Caruana 2834.5, nearly the same. Also Carlsen's rating seems to be staying put while Caruana's rating seems to be going up. Caruana won the 2018 Grenke tournament ahead of Carlsen. Caruana won the 2018 Norway tournament ahead of Carlsen. https://2700chess.com/
  10. I will assume you all listened to the videos above by Rich Piana and Brian Shaw. The theme in both is to &^%$# EAT! Here is another comical contrasting video by Loren Lockman.
  11. It is for people who are interested, not for people who are not interested. It is not likely to be of interest to you if government is your religion. I can give 2 bits of advice about how to get thru 10 hours, for those who are interested. 1. You don't need to go thru all 10 hours at one time. You can pause the video and take breaks. 2. You can multi-task. For example while I'm listening to Larken Rose I might look at somebody's best chess games or see what's happening on TCEC and other stuff not involving sound. It is easy to do that with audios that have no visual appeal.
  12. "The Most Dangerous Superstition" by Larken Rose in audio form, 10 hours. He is thumbs down on government.
  13. Karl Marx was better at chess than he was at philosophy.
  14. A game of chess played by Karl Marx. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1278768 I don't have the foggiest clue what this proves or what this has to do with the topic of this thread. What kind of non-Aristotlean logic did he use to play chess?
  15. What would happen if you took the most intelligent males and females of some species of animal and mated them together and continued in this manner for lots of generations? Could dogs, chimps, whatever be selectively bred to equal humans in intelligence? I think there is a limit based on the gene pool. To exceed the limit would require a mutation.
  16. I read a rumor that the leading cause of death among cardiologists is heart disease. I tried to track this down but no information. I posted the question on quora but no answer. Dr. Joel Fuhrman tells a story of one of his patients who reversed heart disease nutritionally. He went back to his cardiologist and the cardiologist confirmed that the heart disease was reversed and said this is the first time he saw heart disease reversed nutritionally. He is a cardiologist and he sees heart patients all the time and he never before saw heart disease reversed nutritionally. WTF? Dr. Joel Fuhrman says he sees this as the normal thing. I figure cardiologists should be in the business of putting themselves out of business, and if they are not then they have no business being in business. And I figure those cardiologists who are most effective in putting themselves out of business should logically get the most business. Where did I go wrong in my reasoning?
  17. More alternatives to youtube: https://www.bitchute.com/ https://d.tube/ https://videos.utahgunexchange.com/
  18. I am surprised. I didn't think you of all people would have a weight problem. And how did you get the idea that we were talking about weight control? A healthy person can go without food for days or weeks without being weak or dizzy. Fasting is a truth revealer that reveals weaknesses that are not normally apparent. I eat anything I want (some things I don't want) as much as I want any time I want without putting on lard. My diet is high carb. I have no great interest in weight control and I tend to be bored by the subject. My interest in fasting has nothing to do with weight control. I can understand why you might go for low carb if you have a problem with carbs. But a truly healthy person has no problem with carbs and has no need of such an extreme and abnormal dietary restriction.
  19. I'm going to question something Loren Lockman said in the videos, maybe even disagree. Not only Loren Lockman but also Joel Fuhrman and Herbert Shelton and all those guys with the theory of what Joel Fuhrman calls 'toxic hunger'. I'm going to assume you listened to the videos. If you didn't, you might want to go back in this thread and listen to them to understand the theory. He explained a 'false hunger' caused by detox. You don't eat for a bit, the body takes the opportunity to step up the rate of detox, then most people take the symptoms of detox as hunger. This is what Joel Fuhrman calls 'toxic hunger'. There is something confusing about this theory. After 2 - 4 days, or an average of 3 days, hunger (real or false) goes away but the detox continues and even gets more intense. Why does the detox not create this false hunger after a few days? Why does 'toxic hunger' go away even when the detox gets more intense? Some years ago I posed a question like this on a forum with experts on fasting, but got no answer that I found satisfactory. Shelton seems to think that the fact that 'hunger' goes away is evidence that it was not hunger. His view seems to have some rationality to it. Why would a need for food go away upon continued not eating? At the risk of practising the Objectivist virtue of intellectual independence, I will offer a hypothesis that strongly suggests itself. There is a transition time from eating mode to fasting mode. For people who are pampered by modern living, this transition takes an average of 3 days. Our ancient ancestors tens of thousands of years ago who were not pampered by modern living probably made the transition from eating mode to fasting mode almost instantly. People who are in practice make the transition quicker. Apparently the body can be trained to fast, so the transition time is almost instant. People who take 3 days are out of practise. What happens during the transition time from eating mode to fasting mode? You are burning muscle! When you are in full fasting mode, you are burning fat. When you are burning muscle you are hungry The body does not want to have to burn muscle so it calls for food.. When you are burning only fat and no significant amount of muscle, you are not hungry. This is why you get hungry for a bit and then hunger quits. Very simple and very obvious. But if you are in practise, the body is trained to make the transition almost instantly. Dr. Alex Burton said he does not favor short fasts. A series of short fasts puts much more stress on the body than one long fast. Make the transition once and stay there.
  20. Practise the Objectivist virtue of intellectual independence. Do not believe what he or anyone else says on authority. Consider his reasoning. Do you disagree with his reasoning? His slender body is probably what you should expect from: -- his mostly fruit diet, a salad twice a week, no cooked food, no animal source food, about half the normal calories -- his ideas about exercise, animals usually don't exercise But he says he can run faster than any of his students, even tho he is getting a little up in years. His diet seems similar to the diet of T C Fry who died at 69 (if I remember right) of protein deficiency. Vetrano wrote a book about the death of T C Fry. The autopsy showed that T C Fry died of protein deficiency. A young woman who followed Fry's diet ideas had health problems. Vetrano diagnosed the case as pure protein deficiency, no other problem, which is rare. Vetrano told her to eat a handful of nuts each day, in addition to the Fry diet. In three weeks all her health problems were gone. There are other diet "gurus" (or whatever you call them) who have similar ideas about hunger but include more kinds of foods in their diet.
  21. From the point of view of irrational conspiracy theorists, this is great news. But from the point of view of rational Objectivists, this is a horror story. Therefore I put it in the horror file cabinet. From the general himself. Jeffrey Smith (the narrator) was the master strategist (the general) who masterminded the downfall of Monsanto. So I think of him as The General.